If you identify as Type A Personality, you likely have a history of being successful. You work hard and set high expectations for yourself because you are driven, intense, and want to achieve. However, when you overloaded by pressure, you may develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. A negative experience at work or school can shift this positive drive into painful self-criticism and questioning of your worth. Your style can even result in your family and friends feeling neglected or overshadowed by your strong personality, causing relationship problems. Therapy can help you develop a healthy life balance and a positive self-motivation strategy, without losing any of your drive.
Wouldn’t you like to be successful and happy? It is possible, but it means investing in yourself and being willing to do some hard work. A lot of times Type A Personality people don’t like asking for help. You may have already read a few self-help books and you aren’t sure what else therapy can do for you. The first step is to accept that you don’t have to figure it out all alone. Just like you want people to respect your expertise, it is important to find a therapist that you feel confident has the education and experience to help you.
Therapy can take many forms and the style and personality of the therapist has a big impact on the goodness of fit. Dr. Kircher works in a very active way by providing education, problem-solving and teaching her clients new skills. She works collaboratively with her clients to help them build a coping plan that works and can be maintained. Dr. Kircher draws tools from several theoretical bases including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion. She is motivated to give her client’s tools that they need to feel better now and prevent future problems.